As a world-class master sculptor, Laran Ghiglieri follows his family's tradition of unparalleled artistic creativity, quality and excellence. Laran succeeds many notable careers, such as that of his great grandfather Batista Ghiglieri, who carved the regal marble lions that herald the edifice of the New York Stock Exchange, followed by his grandfather’s colossal sculpture of a Franciscan priest, located in Bakersfield, California. Most recently his prolific father, Lorenzo Ghiglieri, who in the spirit of peace, presented Pope John Paul II, the King Juan Carlos of Spain, and former Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev with his Conception of Saint Francis of Assisi in bronze. Lorenzo’s majestic eagles have been presented to former Presidents of the United States, Ronald Reagan, George Bush Senior, and William Clinton. These sculptures now adorn our nation’s Whitehouse.
Under the apprenticeship of his father, Laran has collaborated and co-produced hundreds of paintings. Laran's spectacular sculptures range in theme from historical and wildlife to patriotic and sports-related. Laran was born into a family of artists, and undoubtedly inherited the creative streak. A true prodigy, he began designing and creating master works of art at the age of eleven.
In his bright endeavoring career, Laran created his own masterpiece, ‘Reflections of America', two eagles wrapped in the American flag on permanent display both in our Nation’s House of Representatives as well as The Oregon National Guard. His unique and creative spirit does more than compliment his family’s legacy of skill and craftsmanship, Laran’s work captures a dramatic glimpse of life in a timeless pose where motion is implied, expression can be read, and motives are understood.
Laran has cultivated his own following, and has contributed to many spectacular monuments in the United States, Japan, and South America. This includes some of the world’s largest bronze sculptures, one of which is a bronze eagle standing over 33 feet tall and weighing 14 tons, another is a heroic size elephant which is 19 feet tall.
Laran's work is featured in galleries in Naples, Florida and Sisters, Oregon.